…I hear Alice B. Toklas, as written by Gertrude Stein, saying this:
I don’t see where the ashes of a couple old lesbians is going to hurt anyone.
So much to savor! So very, very much!
Fox News and its resident God-botherers would have you believe that it was the fact that the child sang a spiritual that led to his release, but just listen to that boy sing.
It ain’t his angelic voice that earned him his freedom.
You can read my full recap here, but just in case you want to know where I come down on the episode’s most controversial issue:
Speaking of still being alive, Jaime Lannister is, and he’s a man, and he has needs. In a reversal of the Jaime-is-becoming-a-better-human-being plot, here we have a sex-starved Jaime raping his sister over the body of their dead child — in other words, we have a return to the incestuous relations that make King’s Landing the city we love to hate.
As for whether it’s a rape, director Alex Graves told Alan Sepinwall that “it becomes consensual by the end, because anything for them ultimately results in a turn-on, especially a power struggle.” Which means, yes, it’s rape.
So, there’s that out of the way…
SEK & Steven Attewell on the new episode of Game of Thrones. Enjoy!
Audio available here.
Purchase Steven Attewell’s Race for the Iron Throne: Political and Historical Analysis of “A Game of Thrones” at that link. You know you want to!
…unless, of course, you believe students who complete a sophomore biology course are supposed to know less about evolutionary theory after taking Biology I than they did before.
It turns out that the quality of the air you breathe might be related to the color of your skin — even after adjusting for income.
Great job, air!
An Oklahoma school district just approved a four-year elective called the “Museum of the Bible Curriculum.” It was created by the noted educational theorist — Hobby Lobby President Steve Green — who hopes that learning about the Bible in an “objective” fashion in a “secular program of education” will be mandatory in Oklahoma sometime in the very near future.
“I told you that if I couldn’t bring it in the front door, I was going to sneak it through the back,” Green might as well have said.
Granted, it’s the sort of stuff most of us outgrew in middle school, but that’s better than the absolute lack they typically sport.
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